A new restaurant, Dominic’s Hand Carved Roast Beef & Roast Pork, will open at Granite Run Mall next month.
Middletown Township Council on Monday night unanimously approved an inter-municipal transfer of a liquor license to Dominic’s from the now-closed Lotsa Pasta & Pub at 410 S. Springfield Ave in Clifton Heights.
Retirement plans prompted Daniel Malatesta to close Lotsa Pasta in 2011, Malatesta told council.
But after a year at home, Malatesta said he decided to open a new restaurant, which is named after his late father.
Dominic’s will serve hand-carved roast beef and roast pork, draft beer and wine, Malatesta said.
It will be a “simple menu,” said Malatesta, who also owned and ran Café Cosmo, an upscale restaurant in Center City from 1989 to 1993.
A sample of Dominic’s menu which was provided to Media Patch features six entrees ranging in price from $6 to $7.50: a roast beef sandwich; roast beef with provolone; roast beef Italiano with provolone and broccoli rabe; roast pork sandwich; roast pork with provolone; roast pork Italiano with provolone and broccoli rabe.
There are also six sides on the menu ranging in price from $2.50 to $6: steak cut French fries; French fries with gravy, colossal onion rings with pettal sauce; mozzarella half moon; broccoli rabe; and long hot peppers “Italian Hots.”
The restaurant will be located in the Granite Run Mall, in a 1,000-square-foot space near Sears, said Malatesta’s attorney, John J. McCreesh III.
Restaurant hours will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, except on Sundays when it will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., because the mall closes early on Sundays, McCreesh said.
Council members asked when the restaurant will open for business.
McCreesh said they hope to open by February 15.
Middletown Councilwoman Lorraine Bradshaw said, “We’re very happy to see businesses going into the mall."